Samsung Mobile Phone Stars in the Opera "Nibelungenring"
Published on: 5th Dec 2007
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The Samsung G800 mobile phone is playing a key role in the opera 'Wagners Nibelungenring for children.' It is the first time a mobile phone is playing a key supporting role in an opera and is even mentioned in the official casting list.
'Nibelungenring for Children' has been playing at the Vienna State Opera from November 17, already attracting 1,000 audience. It plans to run until the end of this year.
The opera was initiated by Matthias von Stegmann, a young and talented director, librettist, and theater producer. 'Nibelungenring for children' had its world premiere at the New National Theatre Tokyo (NNTT). The German version, especially created for the Vienna State Opera, provides children and teenagers an insight into Wagner's 'Der Ring des Nibelungen' in just 60 minutes.
"This independent play is meant to spark children's interest for Wagner's world. With Samsung's unique camera phone we're able to give a mobile phone an active role in an opera for the first time and thus create a link from virtual mythology to today's reality," said Matthias von Stegmann.
Konrad Mayr-Pernek, a marketing director at Samsung Electronics Austria, also said the cooperation with the Vienna State Opera and Matthias von Stegmann offers a very "unique" opportunity to Samsung Mobile in Austria.
"We are very proud to contribute Samsung G800 to 'Nibelungenring for children', an exciting and educational opera for children and family. SGH-G800's variety and sleek design fits into the opera seamlessly and truly shines in its new supporting role."
The SGH-G800 fulfills several roles in the play: It takes a picture of the sleeping Bruennhilde, it shows the picture to Siegfried and is therefore essential for the progression of the story.